“Dear Colleague” Letter Calls for Investment in Youth Mentoring

Abbie Evans, Director of Government Relations, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership This week, Representative Frederica Wilson (FL-24) launched an effort in the U.S. House of Representatives to support investments in quality youth mentoring. She circulated a “Dear Colleague” letter  asking her House colleagues to join her in writing Rep. John Culberson (TX-7),who chairs the committee that […]

Empowering Our Young People, and Stemming the Collateral Damage of Incarceration

Editor’s note: On Oct. 8, my colleagues (Megan Blondin and Kristen Truffa from MANY; Janis Kupersmidt from iRT) and I had the rare opportunity to attend a meeting at the White House in which officials announced efforts to improve the lives of children of incarcerated parents, including our new grant to provide and evaluate training enhancements to […]

Department of Justice Helps At-Risk Youth With After-School and Mentoring Programs

Stephen M. Coan reprinted from the Huffington Post Research by The Wallace Foundation, one of the leaders in funding after-school programs, demonstrates that at-risk youth do better in school and are less likely to engage in harmful behavior when they have access to a structured after-school program. In addition, these students benefit significantly when they […]